The pope sends diplomats to 117 countries and hosts around 88 embassies in or near Vatican City. In this episode, we explore how Vatican diplomacy works and why diplomacy matters to the Holy See, the entity with jurisdiction over the Catholic Church and Vatican City. We also discuss the pope’s unique role as a mediator on the international stage. From Rome, Philip Pullella, Senior Correspondent on the Vatican for Reuters, joins us to discuss Vatican diplomacy.
Editor: Leo Kamer
Hosts: Leo Kamer and Nicole Rivas
Music: Zee Yuen